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My tank has been running for 5 months.
My parameters have been steady but, I have noticed since April 16th my ALK has been gradually falling down from 9.3 to 8.3. I know I'm still within
limits but, I thought I should try and raise them up to ~9.0.
Using BRS' calculator I needed to add about 2 oz. of soda ash, I have never done this before.
Yesterday I gradually poured in 1oz. into my sump. When I did, my mushroom and Duncan closed up. I didn't think this was a good sign.
So last night I was searching of a way to drip it into my sump.
I came across this DIY in "Reefkeeping magazine,
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Made one myself, set up dripping my ALK at 1 drop every 2 seconds.

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It worked good. I don't know if the drip was too fast or not. If your interested go to above link and it explains how to make it.
 

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My tank has been running for 5 months.
My parameters have been steady but, I have noticed since April 16th my ALK has been gradually falling down from 9.3 to 8.3. I know I'm still within
limits but, I thought I should try and raise them up to ~9.0.
Using BRS' calculator I needed to add about 2 oz. of soda ash, I have never done this before.
Yesterday I gradually poured in 1oz. into my sump. When I did, my mushroom and Duncan closed up. I didn't think this was a good sign.
So last night I was searching of a way to drip it into my sump.
I came across this DIY in "Reefkeeping magazine,
.
Made one myself, set up dripping my ALK at 1 drop every 2 seconds.

20200701_170437.jpg


It worked good. I don't know if the drip was too fast or not. If your interested go to above link and it explains how to make it.
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My parameters have been stable now going on 6 months so I picked up a purple acro or staghorn for nothing at local LFS for nothing. Give it try to see if my tank is ready.
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My second batch of nannochloropsis (2 liter bottle). It is darker than first batch. Trying to find the correct amount of f/2 to use.
I going to try and start culturing Tetraselmis. Then try my hand on copods.

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